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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Marquette is a town in Michigan with a population of 21,081. Marquette is in Marquette County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Marquette offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Marquette there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Marquette and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Marquette are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$715
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Marquette Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    58.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    132.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    92.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,100.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    63.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    34%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Marquette

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,998
National
$55,322
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Marquette Reviews

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Beautiful town. Old and new architecture. Diverse assortment of restaurants (although missing good Indian cuisine!) and the basic fast food joints, although many places close by 9pm. Great art and music concert, with plenty of concerts and art galleries to explore. Many unique, local businesses pop up and either survive and thrive or are gone within a few years. The nature and importance of the outdoors draw many people to live or visit here. All outdoor activities are possible here, from skiing to surfing (in the summer and winter). Marquette is a great little town to call home.
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I enjoy attending Northern Michigan University. The nature and scenic areas are beautiful in the appropriate seasons. Winter is crucial in the Upper Peninsula. One definitely requires a four wheel drive vehicle!
Our daughter went to college at NMU. We really enjoyed Marquette from the first day. Our daughter has been out of college for 5 years now, but my husband and I still go up there 5 - 6 times a year. Great restaurants, shopping, and just all around gorgeous!